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from the. israel returns to a sweeping blitz on gaza after a ceasefire plan falls flat with palestinian deaths quickly surging beyond two hundred. protests against the offensive take hold worldwide in london anger at the b.b.c. that campaigners say isn't giving a full picture of the conflict we talked with a protester. brics nations laying the groundwork to even up the world financial influences of some of the most populous countries signed on to a multi-billion dollar cooperation deal plus. hijacking email addresses to manipulating online polls of british intelligence accused of a dubious range of spying tricks being branded is that right illegal.
six pm in moscow i'm not a good to have you with us here on our to international our top story this hour israel has intensified its anti terror operation in gaza following a failed ceasefire agreement proposed by egypt both sides still claim their missile volley is solely in self-defense fresh series of targeted strikes targeting senior hamas leaders but it's the civilian death toll that has most noticeably climbed two hundred five palestinians now reported killed the majority of them and noncombatants israel sustained its first fatality just several hours after accepting the truce a volunteer who had been helping the i.d.f. was killed these are the latest pictures released by hamas those red circles allegedly showing where their rockets hit israeli targets. it was and the group didn't cease its attacks on tuesday conducting some fifty
launches this despite israel an initially agreeing to the cease fire and halting fire. both sides now claim their military actions are aimed solely of protecting their citizens. i'm joined live now by a lot of stein deputy spokesperson for israel's foreign affairs ministry thank you very much for joining us so according to your figures how many palestinians have so far been killed in this operation. we don't have the numbers and the palestinians are the ones who are giving out the numbers but i don't think this is just a numbers game what is happening here is that palestinians unfortunately are also in gaza are also victims of this terror going to zation call this a month they are using these people they are going into their homes they are using their homes as military combat unions and then they fire from these places the they use their missiles there and that's why these people are in danger and we
differentiate between the civilians and the terror going as ations but unfortunately the mass thinks that this is ok to use their own people as human shields unfortunately we have some of the figures there that the u.n. is citing it's slightly more than two hundred at this point i believe it's two hundred five or two hundred six palestinian deaths how many israeli casualties have been racked up so far. unfortunately we have well as you said a person who died this morning he died because he wanted to bring food to soldiers than he wanted to do a good kind deed and unfortunately he died but as i said the reason that we are not that is because we have a government that protects us we going to shelters i myself today this morning had to go and start my day in the shelter because we had a few in attacks on t.v. so the idea is we have an anti-missile defense system that protects the citizens and unfortunately in many gaza what they have is the hamas leaders using their own people as human shields in order to launch missiles at us. not making any
qualitative claims here all deaths especially civilian deaths are tragic of course but in your case israel has the advantage clearly of having far more advanced weaponry including of course the iron dome system which has been expected in blocking rockets coming at israel from gaza the palestinians don't have the technology don't you think it would be and of course there is disproportionate damage it seems done to. to the population in gaza by the israeli technology the missiles in particular even though there are steps being taken like the top on the roof like the text messages and the phone calls that we understand that are sent out wouldn't it be better to focus israeli defense technology more defensive measures for things like iron dome and other protective measures as opposed to simply taking retaliatory steps.
there or tell you torie steps as you call them or not retell your what they're doing is that they're aiming at the launch or is the case if you need missiles to stop being launched at israel you need to stop their launchers and that's what they're doing they're taking care of the infrastructure of this here going to zation and it would do it we're trying to do is to destroy that in order to protect our people unfortunately the hamas doesn't have that here in mind that's why they don't have shelters they allocated all of it as you said we need to allocate your funds on defense we could do that but unfortunately from us doesn't they don't care about that they only care about destroying israel just today the spokesperson of some us said that all these stories about having a ceasefire for ten years they're just nonsense they're just stories he said there will not be a ceasefire in israel will not be we will not have peace and quiet and he said the only reason when they will decide to have a cease fire is that they can regroup get more missiles get more weapons so that they can launch more and more attacks on us until there will be no israelis left
here in the region that unfortunately is their aim to destroy us our our aim is to keep our people safe to know their true namely that you're right it's not proportional our eggs and goes out on the very very different but also unfortunately in doing so your efforts have led to the deaths of children as well many of them almost half of them under fourteen it doesn't concern you the collateral damage so to speak. it concerns us very much and i have to there have been many military up. that we decided not to go through because we saw that we might harm children so this is something that concerns our military leaders every day every second they look at every scenario and they try to do the utmost to keep the citizen safe so in a way we have the israeli government trying to keep both citizens safe on both sides they're trying to protect our children by sending them to live in shelters and by having iron dome and they're trying to save the people in gaza and their
children by warning them beforehand so that they might leave their houses and not be endangered the fact that the hamas is cynically using them as human shields that is very tragic and believe he's there a way also feels very badly about every death and they sort of these consultations . but is there a way that this operation on israel's side could be done in even more targeted way if there is two million people almost living in the gaza strip a very densely packed area is there a way to use different technology or some other way in order to absolutely keep these casualties to a minimum because there are mostly noncombatants being killed here. this is very sad to talk this way but this is very minimal we have as you said we are very strong army are strong our army is so strong that of course it could do a lot a lot of damage but what they're trying to do is to do the damage only against terrorist leaders and every once in
a while other things happen and they're very very unfortunate but if you have so many air attacks in so because number israel is relatively low it's because of huge efforts and i must say that this is something that we're proud of the fact that we decided that human lives in the civilian lives something that is so important that sometimes we take risks that might cause us have to have problems later example some launchers that we might not decide not to bomb because we don't want to we don't want to hurt innocent civilians we might later on have these missiles aimed at me in tel aviv but we've decided that this. it's the moral thing to do and that's why we do it and we're very proud of it the fact that hamas doesn't have these morals it's well there are terror going ization they don't care about morality they only care about the destruction of israel all right a lot of stein spokesperson for israel's foreign affairs ministry appreciate your time. well meanwhile in london activists protested against b.b.c.'s coverage of the israeli military operation outside the broadcasters offices we spoke with i mean yes so we moved apart the demonstration and she thinks
the b.b.c. has failed to provide balanced coverage of the conflict been monitoring the news coverage of what's been happening in gaza and in all of the coverage so far the way it's been reported has been a case of it's not finding itself against rockets which are you know keeping flight into israel i don't what hasn't been mentioned once is that it's our homes under occupation and it holds gaza under siege and that the palestinians in gaza are mostly refugee population they have no army air force or navy with which to fund themselves against israel and israel is a fool to not just manage power in the world so all of that background is missing or that context is missing and by leaving out by admitting those final facts b.b.c. is able to. its entire coverage and present it as being under threat from the palestinians get a few more perspectives on events in gaza in today's edition of cross talk take a walk be take a look at the last sixty five years it's pretty clear that israel is intending to
continue to bomb and destroy as much as possible in gaza i think it would have been naive to expect that the cease fire would these talks would lead to anything since we have on one hand who works for the israelis or the americans and we have units and you know really has no motivation no intention to stop terrorizing and stop this brutal violence against. the palestinians in gaza. turning to some of the day's other top stories one hundred billion dollar development bank unveiled in brazil by the world's top five emerging nations the deal signed by the brics summit where countries leaders agreed to align their efforts to move away from the west's financial dominance paul scott is at the gathering in for today's. well russian president vladimir putin going to meet with the leaders of bolivia uruguay and venezuela for example amongst many others now these countries their populations equate to around four hundred million people if you combine that with the three billion people represented by the five brics
countries the blood in the putin has met with the ladies representing on behalf of the world's population on his latin america tour it all started the breathless talk on friday with a visit to cuba he then of course went with an unannounced visit to nicaragua before stopping off in argentina and then finally in brazil brix summit in forty leza hosted by brazilian president dilma rousseff who you may remember was a victim of n.s.a. surveillance revealed by edward snowden around twelve months ago now ever since then she's been championing for change to the internet on the way that it's governed in order to protect people's privacy well earlier i managed to ask a question i asked her what changes she would like to see on what changes we have seen in the last twelve months. we must guarantee privacy on the internet and make the weapon open and democratic and city its foundation must be based in the trailer and that's
a true requisite for the internet to be in a crash every person and every government has the right to free and open internet. that doesn't believe that one country has the right to lead the way when it comes to internet governance and she feels that each country should have the right to its own governance to ensure privacy while we are at the halfway stage of the brics summit in four to lays out what exactly has been achieved will russia agree to write off ninety percent of cuba's soviet era debts the remaining ten percent will be reinvested in joint infrastructure projects in the country it was also a symbolic meeting with formally to fit. in argentina the two countries signed a peaceful nuclear power deal that will see russia help in areas such as design construction operation and decommissioning of nuclear power. once in rio putin attended the football world cup final and received responsibility for the next competition the tournament is in russia in two thousand and eighteen while at the bric summit the nation signed off on a long awaited one hundred billion dollars development bank seen as
a rival to the i.m.f. world bank and global dominance of the u.s. dollar on top of numerous trade deals so it may have taken less than a week but president vladimir putin no doubt hoping that his whistle stop tour will cement russia latin america ties asia times correspondent pepe escobar telling us the new brics financial institution may help the group build muscle what we have in our days is the predominance of i call it casino capitalism in fact which is a speculative capitalism which you know hot money a traverse in the world digital speeds and all this that this has nothing to do with productive investment and sustainable development what the bricks are the bricks are trying to steer the debate and in fact the conditions of all is an investment towards productive capitalism now that they have this mechanism of
a developing bank and that contingency reserve a mechanism they can help all their countries up part from themselves in terms of infrastructure projects and sustainable developments. through the brics is given multibillion dollar went after the world trade organization rules against the u.s. we'll tell you what it is. this the aftermath of an airstrike on the town of snow in eastern ukraine one of the bombs falling on a block of flats causing its partial collapse locals banded together with rescuers to help those trapped under the rubble. and he's going to do it you don't know. whether he will go to you when you were here before we're going to figure.
out. what. was. that boy in the hospital now with seven others but almost a dozen civilians were confirmed killed the government denying responsibility saying it was the work of an unidentified jet scenes like this are seen repeated daily across the east fuelling a refugee exodus. reports this refugee camp where i'm standing right now just twelve hours ago was about twenty kilometers closer to the ukrainian border however the people running the camp decided to move it because it was not safe to be that close to the ukrainian border where the attacks where these stray or intentional shelling from mortars and artillery fire coming in from ukrainian side actually have been increasing in recent days and force for people who are staying in these refugee camps that's just another addition to an already long list of tragedies that have happened to them let's have a listen more about this from my reports. uprooted driven out desperate these
people have been flooding into the region by us for the past several weeks trying to escape the bloody war that has engulfed the southeast of ukraine this refugee camp is literally just several meters away from the ukrainian border so for people staying here war is still very much a part of daily routine they say recently the artillery fire at night has gotten closer and the memories of the bombardment back at home do not grow any less if it . is. no it's a good one bishop but it's. good to be. the muscle to pull off. you know the children me appear to be immune to the horrors happening in their homeland playing and carrying on as usual but once prodded they show deep emotional
scars show up to it just like protocol. was. the. many who left their loved ones behind haven't heard from them for several days. when you put a boost to. the time for you. but you. got the call that. says refugee camps are simply temporary ports for these people who have to find new jobs new houses new ways to live not because they didn't like the life they had but because they were denied those by since this fighting in a ghost go r t last on down the region and. yet. across the border in the west ukrainian city of turnip
hold mothers and wives a reservist protesting about their loved ones being caught up hauled off to fight in the east also a similar protest in kiev where soldiers mothers called on the government to let their sons come home many troops in east already completing their tours of duty but not being allowed to return because of a lack of fresh recruits. back with more after a short break including stories that have a little sarcasm in high level diplomacy a look at the latest spot between a russian and u.s. ambassador to the u.n. who had the last word in this time.
economic down in the final. and the rest because i. believe every week. i'm abby martin the stories we cover here we're not going to hear any right other big story that extra headlines every time there's a reason they don't want you to know that aren't they trying to raise that we should leave now let's break the set. twenty minutes past the hour moscow marking a day of mourning after the worst disaster in the cities metro system twenty three
people dead after a train derailed at high speed around one hundred forty remain in the hospital dozens in intensive care here is how the tragedy unfolded the train traveling along one of the lines in the west of the capital had almost reached top speed suddenly the emergency brakes activated the first three cars piled up on what other blocking the tunnel that happened two hundred meters away from the next stop. medics rushed to the scene broken bones and severe head ruins what greeted them first emergency services set to work pulling out those trapped eighty meters below the ground and mangled carriages volunteers helped carry out the wounded helicopters and dozens of ambulances took people to the hospital several hours nonstop. witnessed the tragedy then you can see it they knew i was thrown into the yeah there was blood on the floor heads some people had broken ribs. and the. people were hysterical we started to get
a hand. in the tunnel real men eventually broke. because constructing a power in no time they helped us to get. to metro employees have been detained in connection with the crash investigators suspect their negligence may have led to the accident as we've mentioned this is the worst tragedy underground in the moscow metro's near eighty year history in two thousand and five more than fifty stations were left without electricity on a sweltering day a year later a construction pile damaged a tunnel and shocked passengers in a passing train last summer nearly five thousand people had to be evacuated from one of the biggest busiest transit points in the system because of a fire at a station next to red square and earlier this year the foundations of a construction site above ground penetrated into the tunnel belief but beneath luckily nobody there was injured more details pictures an eyewitness accounts on the moscow metro derailment at r.t. dot com also on the website. a nurse defying orders in guantanamo prison refusing
to force feed detainees reportedly the first case of medical staff protesting the method which human rights groups called torture and again he made was. reckless road rage in moscow the story of this heartless driver who ran down an elderly man but only stopped to check on the damage that was done to his vehicle. spying. devious business but there's a code of honor or so it was once thought british intelligence now revealed to have a range of tricks and tools that make even james bond q. blush all of them aimed at cyber snooping for example when it comes to social networking they can look at private photos if they don't like what they see they can disable your facebook account overnight chatting with friends and relatives g c h q agents can listen in on your conversations they can read your messages they can bruise your contact list or they could hijack your email address and use it to send messages themselves how much you spend on e bay what online polls have you took part in taken part in and all of that is
visible to the agents as well they can even manipulate the results of online voting or as more. facing page see how spacing email addresses and manipulating online polls these are just some of the tools and tactics it's been alleged that he they using quite eccentric code names angry pirates a tool that will permanently disable a target's account on their computer now there's more than one hundred projects in the listing joint threat research intelligence now in a statement to. say that they are not take a look at what they say all of g c h q is work is carried out in accordance with the strict legal and policy framework which ensures that all week to beauty's are authorized necessary and proportionate despite. a campaign is a saying that if the allegations are extremely serious to huge do because again it
used to be being involved in propaganda and trying to manipulate debates announcement the best for them to protect their for national security not to read on one poll either way the latest late can certainly reignited the calls of oversight. activities and an argument that we've heard many times before and it's not one that's looking likely to quieten down any time so. reporting from london this is where the un's most powerful body can decide the fate of nations around the world but sometimes those inside the security council behave more like children with feisty arguments even spilling outside the venerated chamber as happened recently between the russian and american envoys marina porton i got more has more on their public slanging match the russian and american ambassadors to the united nations usually keep their negotiations and debates within the chambers of the world body headquarters however
a tit for tat between the two diplomats is currently playing out in the public domain sparked by something written in the pages of a glossy man. visine the august issue of vanity fair features an article on samantha power in which she strikes a bit of a verbal jabs against her russian counterpart here's the context the reporter says he reminded miss power that ambassador vitaly churkin jokingly asked her if she'd join the russian punk group pussy riot after she met with the two famous band members and bassett or powers says she told mr churkin that their first concert stop on tour would be where russia holds its political prisoners though regrettably she can't sing the u.s. envoy claims she got the last word in that conversation saying it's what passes as a small victory oh if only the verbal jabs and snarky miss ended there it doesn't in a statement posted on facebook ambassador churkin says while it did stoke his vanity to see himself referenced in the article he found powers pussy riot tore stop
comment to be rather lame saying quote they never performed in guantanamo after all ouch a reference to america's biggest stain on international law and human rights violations ambassador churkin also sets the record straight saying quote i called samantha and explained to her that russia did not have any political prisoners she seemed. to me on this she never did unquote ambassador churkin claims that miss power told him he got the upper hand in that exchange but he says he will claim it as a small victory hopefully when the two diplomats meet once again face to face at the u.n. there will be no hard feelings and the debates can go back to revolve around issues such as creating more peace and less conflict very important. new york stay with us for a behind the scenes look at the goings on of our international news team or if
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